The aim of this devotional study is to grow in understanding of the permanency of eternal judgment.
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
1. Which phrases in the Text above highlight the permancy of the judgment of God when Christ returns?
- Read the text above again and identify the hopeful promise contained in this Scripture.
Reflection and Application
- Why is man destined to die once?
- Why will man appear before God as judge?
- Why was Christ sacrificed once for the sins of many?
- Why will each man appear before Christ when he returns?
- Why does the text say Christ will bring salvation only when he returns?
- When you read “judgment of God”, do you have a negative or positive association? Why?
- This Text emphasizes the seriousness of our earthly lives and eternal consequences. What do you understand of “eternal judgment” (Hebrews 6:2) referred to in this text? What do you expect to hear / receive from God’s eternal judgment of your life, should Christ return today? Why do you think that way?
Consider the people you love and live with. In light of the promised eternal judgment of God, pray with urgency for those who ignore or reject the graceful call of God to repentance. And pray for a sober moment to plead with them to accept this generous offer of life in Christ.